The St. Cloud State football team is back in the AFCA Top 25 poll this week after a 55-6 win over Minnesota-Crookston last Saturday at Husky Stadium.
The Huskies (5-1) got as high as No. 18 before losing to No. 9 UMD on Oct. 5.
MSU-Mankato is your new No. 1. It’s the first time that the Mavericks (6-0) have reached that height in their program’s history. Congrats to Mankato.
The Mavericks moved up thanks to No. 1 Valdosta’s State loss to No. 8 West Alabama last Thursday. Valdosta fell all the way down to No. 12 this week.
Here’s the complete poll:
2013 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – October 14, 2013
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.||Week Two||Next Game|
|1.||Minnesota St.-Mankato (26)||6-0||791||2||D. Augustana (S.D.), 20-10||Oct. 19 at Southwest Minnesota St.|
|2.||Northwest Missouri St. (4)||6-0||767||3||D. Central Oklahoma, 72-10||Oct. 19 vs. No. 7 Pittsburg St. (Kan.)|
|3.||Colorado St.-Pueblo (1)||6-0||729||5||D. No. 19 Chadron St. (Neb.), 51-42||Oct. 19 vs. Colorado School of Mines|
|4.||Missouri Western St. (1)||6-0||708||6||D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 54-10||Oct. 19 at Missouri Southern St.|
|5.||Henderson St. (Ark.)||6-0||638||8||D. Southwestern Oklahoma St., 45-17||Oct. 19 vs. Arkansas Tech|
|6.||Bloomsburg (Pa.)||6-0||606||9||D. Millersville (Pa.), 45-7||Oct. 19 at East Stroudsburg (Pa.)|
|7.||Pittsburg St. (Kan.)||6-0||594||10||D. Central Missouri, 31-21||Oct. 19 vs. No. 2 Northwest Missouri St.|
|8.||West Alabama||5-1||547||14||D. No. 1 Valdosta St. (Ga.), 49-30||Oct. 19 at No. 24 Midwestern St. (Texas)|
|9.||Minnesota-Duluth||5-1||489||11||D. Minnesota St.-Moorhead, 69-45||Oct. 19 at Minot St. (N.D.)|
|10.||North Carolina-Pembroke||5-0||461||13||D. North Carolina-Charlotte, 45-22||Oct. 19 at Catawba (N.C.)|
|11.||Shepherd (W.Va.)||6-0||454||12||D. Virginia-Wise, 42-17||Oct. 19 vs. Notre Dame (Ohio)|
|12.||Valdosta St. (Ga.)||4-1||452||1||Lost to No. 14 West Alabama, 49-30||Oct. 19 at West Georgia|
|13.||Washburn (Kan.)||6-0||390||15||D. Lincoln (Mo.), 58-7||Oct. 19 vs. Fort Valley St. (Ga.)|
|14.||Tarleton St. (Texas)||5-0||341||21t||D. No. 4 West Texas A&M, 31-27||Oct. 19 at Delta St. (Miss.)|
|15.||West Chester (Pa.)||6-0||319||17||D. East Stroudsburg (Pa.), 34-20||Oct. 19 at Lock Haven (Pa.)|
|16.||Winston-Salem St. (N.C.)||5-1||313||16||D. Johnson C. Smith (N.C.), 44-17||Oct. 19 at St. Augustine’s (N.C.)|
|17.||West Texas A&M||5-1||309||4||Lost to No. 21t Tarleton St. (Texas), 31-27||Oct. 19 vs. Angelo St. (Texas)|
|18.||Ohio Dominican||6-0||283||20||D. Ashland (Ohio), 31-19||Oct. 19 vs. Findlay (Ohio)|
|19.||Carson-Newman (Tenn.)||5-1||252||18||D. Shorter (Ga.), 45-28||Oct. 19 vs. Tusculum (Tenn.)|
|20.||Emporia St. (Kan.)||6-0||187||23||D. Southwest Baptist (Mo.), 63-17||Oct. 19 at Lindenwood (Mo.)|
|21.||Indianapolis (Ind.)||5-1||179||21t||D. McKendree (Ill.), 45-7||Oct. 19 at William Jewell (Mo.)|
|22.||Indiana (Pa.)||5-1||161||7||Lost to Slippery Rock (Pa.), 42-16||Oct. 19 vs. Edinboro (Pa.)|
|23.||Newberry (S.C.)||6-0||138||NR||D. Tusculum (Tenn.), 44-9||Oct. 19 at Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)|
|24.||Midwestern St. (Texas)||4-1||121||25||D. McMurry (Texas), 66-20||Oct. 19 vs. No. 8 West Alabama|
|25.||St. Cloud State (Minn.)||5-1||35||NR||D. Minnesota-Crookston, 55-6||Oct. 19 at Mary (N.D.)|
Dropped Out: Chadron St. (Neb.) (19), Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (24)
Others Receiving Votes: New Haven (Conn.), 26; Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), 25; Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 22; Chadron St. (Neb.), 17; Ferris St. (Mich.), 16; Slippery Rock (Pa.), 13; Tuskegee (Ala.), 8; Harding (Ark.), 3; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 2; Virginia St., 2; Colorado School of Mines, 1; Stonehill (Mass.), 1.